Softballers find foreign glory
ONE sport that often goes under the radar is softball. Well not in the Tweed Daily News' Junior Sport, and certainly not when the region is producing some of the nation's best talent.
The Tweed District Softball Association season may be over for winter, but for many of our finest players/addicts that just means a slightly longer trip up the highway to the Logan City Competition.
Last year TDSA had three girls play in Logan and make the Logan representative side to play in the Queensland State Championships.
A testament to the strength of the game on the Tweed, the association this year boasted five girls and three boys both playing in and representing Logan.
Ben Bullock was selected in the under-16 boys' side and Rebecca Chapman, Laura Coulter and Monique Milliss in the under-16 girls', while Matt Chapman and Cohen Lockhart made the under-19 men's, and Lucy Lockhart, Mikaila Hanson are in the under-19 women's along with Rebecca Chapman backing up from the 16s.
These kids and their parents are sometimes travelling to Logan twice a week to train and every Sunday to play, so their selection was much deserved for the effort they put in.
Lucy, Bec, Mikaila and Monique are also set to represent Tweed River High School's open girls' team at the State Knockout in Newcastle this month, with Lucy named as captain.
Matt will hopefully lead the open boys' team to Newcastle too.
The girls at Logan under-16s would also like to thank the Gold Coast Titans for the signed jumper and other gear they supplied for a fundraising raffle, as it will help with the cost of travel, accommodation, food and equipment while the girls are away.
TDSA are also looking for volunteers for the upcoming season to keep their successful junior programme on track. If anybody can help please contact Linda at TDSA on 5523 2571 or 0409 279 934.